We had a great time learning more about so many great nonprofits on Alabama Gives Day, always hoping that our generous community would stretch to give even more to help people hit hard by the 2011 tornadoes across our state. THANK YOU so much for doing exactly that and providing more than $19,000 for the Alabama Tornado Recovery Fund.
Director of Initiatives Gus Heard-Hughes is already working hard to make the most impact with gifts that we have received from all over the U.S. On Alabama Gives Day, we received $11,000 from donors using their Advised Funds at the Community Foundation to recommend a grant. And we received $3,140 from 36 donors on the Alabama Gives Day website and text-to-give — including 11 donors who had not made a gift to the Community Foundation before.
Verizon also made a gift of $5,000 from its foundation, making a total of $19,140 for tornado survivors and their communities.
If you did not have a chance to give on Feb. 2, you can still make your dollars count for tornado recovery by choosing the Alabama Tornado Recovery Fund (statewide) or Emergency Response Fund (Birmingham region) on our Donate Now menu. Or join us in working toward four key Results for our community.
Together we can do so much more, today and for the future. Thank you!